A professional teacher and dancer for over 10 years, Erin began dancing at age 3 with the foundation of Ballet. At 5 years old she was selected as one of 10 students to be in a specialized training group. She advanced quickly as an amateur winning numerous local and national competitions also studying several styles, including salsa, hip-hop, belly dance, afro-Cuban, and flamenco.
She discovered and fell in love with ballroom dance in her teens building to eventually represent the Rhythm category for Region 1 in the Ohio Star Ball Superbowl Event two years in a row. As a professional teacher and competitor, Erin has secured pro DVIDA and LaBlast instructor certifications and holds memberships with the ( National Dance Council of America) NDCA and Pro DVIDA., making the finals in local and national pro rising star divisions, She has performed professionally in several shows, including a televised performance at the Boston Commons Tree Lighting ceremony.
Erin’s skills cover all areas of International styles and American Styles of dance. Erin strives to infuse her passion into every lesson to ensure each student discovers their full inner talent and dances beyond where they ever thought possible. She also continues to dance, update her knowledge, and freshen her skills to offer students the latest industry information and techniques.
Offering experienced and certified instruction in:
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Thomas Martin had his first dance performance in 1984, before he had learned how to walk. He has been dancing and performing ever since. As a child, Thomas was trained in jazz, tap, cabaret dancing, and baton twirling. He won the NBTA men’s national championship six times between 1988 and 2000.
Thomas’ dance path was forever altered when he discovered ballroom dancing in 2001. His love for ballroom, passion for performance, and competitive drive led him through the amateur ranks, and he became a professional dancer in December of 2009.
From 2010 to 2014 Thomas was an actively competing professional dancer, competing in both American rhythm and cabaret. Thomas has competed all over the country, from Boston to San Francisco, making the finals in both Rising Star and Open professional competitions. Thomas has also performed on television, making it to the quarterfinal round of So You Think You Can Dance in 2013.
Thomas passes on his love for dance to his students in every lesson, and has competed in all four styles of ballroom dance with students at various local and national competitions. He has organized formation teams, and even choreographed for a singer before they went on tour in Brazil. He loves working with students who are as passionate and dedicated as he is, and enjoys seeing their progress from their first lesson on.
Thomas offers experienced instruction in a wide variety of styles, such as: